Announced: Guy Standing

Posted on the 26th January 2018 by Anisha

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Guy Standing, founder member and honorary co-president of the Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN), will be speaking at WES 2018.

After obtaining a doctorate in Economics from the University of Cambridge and a master’s degree in Industrial Relations from the University of Illinois, Guy Standing held numerous senior positions at the ILO, including Director of the Labour Market Policies Branch, Director of the Central and Eastern European Team and Director of the Socio-Economic Security Programme.

More recently Professor Standing has become a founder member and honorary co-president of the Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN), an international non-governmental organisation that brings together economists, philosophers and other social scientist from over 50 countries and promotes basic income. He has written and edited books on unemployment, labour market flexibility, structural adjustment policies, and social protection policy. His most recent titles include „Basic Income: And How We Can Make It Happen” and „The Corruption of Capitalism: Why Rentiers Thrive and Work Does Not Pay.”

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